What to Put for My Reason for Separation

What to Put for My Reason for Separation

When you apply for Unemployment Compensation you have to put down a "reason for separation"

Here are common scenarios during the coronavirus crisis to help you figure out what to select under "reason for separation"
You only need to meet one situation to qualify

My workplace is closed and I am unable to perform work

My employer said I am temporarily laid off

I am still working, but my hours have been reduced because of the public health crisis

I WILL CATEGORIZE MY
“REASON FOR SEPARATION” AS:

Lack of Work
or
Laid Off

I left work to care for a family or household member

I can no longer work because childcare or school closed

I quit to avoid unsafe conditions

I informed my employer I cannot work because I need to self-quarantine

I WILL CATEGORIZE MY
“REASON FOR SEPARATION” AS:

Voluntary Quit
or Leave
of Absence
(Must inform
employer of
problem first)

I was fired
when I refused
to work in
unsafe
conditions or
space

I was sent
home
from work due
to minor
symptoms
related to
coronavirus

I WILL CATEGORIZE MY
“REASON FOR SEPARATION” AS:

Fired or
Suspended